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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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2,984 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,984
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 330
Gots: 1,035 | FT: 203
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in third use bourbon barrels (previously bourbon and Bourbon County Brand Stout).

(Beer added by: jplopez21 on 10-04-2013)
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kustard

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-10-2013 21:02:02 | More by kustard
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Jiatlas

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-10-2013 20:32:40 | More by Jiatlas
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marshmeli

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 20:12:26 | More by marshmeli
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Kevinhcraig

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-10-2013 18:31:35 | More by Kevinhcraig
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AZBeerDude

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 18:00:48 | More by AZBeerDude
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unclejazz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-10-2013 15:19:46 | More by unclejazz
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FrankJCurtin

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 13:40:44 | More by FrankJCurtin
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wesside89

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 08:26:43 | More by wesside89
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eggs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-10-2013 05:47:57 | More by eggs
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Alex5

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-10-2013 04:56:57 | More by Alex5
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 03:15:26 | More by ahermsen
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 03:11:59 | More by FUwolfpacker
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-10-2013 02:40:10 | More by McUbermensch
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MadScientist

New York

4.69/5  rDev +3.5%

A: A cloudy dark brown beer that looks super think as it pours and produces very little head. What head can be roused is made of fine expresso colored bubbles that leave a faint bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The smell is that of thick layers of malt and oak with the malt bring caramel, toffee, some bready notes and a moderate level chocolate while the moderately strong oak brings cinnamon and bourbon barrel character to the party. There are some fruit esters of raisins and a little orange. A floral, moderate alcohol sweetness noted.

T: The alcohol and malt dominate but are closely followed by the oak barrel notes and some chocolate flavors. The malt brings a medium sweetness with toffee character set against a medium-low hops bitterness giving a balance that is somewhat sweet. There are also coffee, raisin and light citrus flavors in there. The finish is sweet with a chocolate, oak and coffee aftertaste.

A full bodied beer with a moderately-low level of carbonation and a fair amount of warmth.

O: My first impression was if the beer taste half as good as it smells it's going to be pretty awesome and it is. Hovering somewhere in that land between Barleywine and stout the dark malt brings a nice chocolate character to the beer. It's a sweet beer but not enough to keep me from enjoying two in an sitting; the abv will do that for me.

12-10-2013 02:29:54 | More by MadScientist
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 01:44:05 | More by jhillwastaken
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pjkelley82

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-10-2013 01:29:08 | More by pjkelley82
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-10-2013 00:50:39 | More by buzzy
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-10-2013 00:45:16 | More by wiltznucs
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 00:41:43 | More by CheftoDeath
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.81/5  rDev +6.2%

Bottle off the shelves of Gator Beverage. Didn’t think I had a chance to find it in stores after I missed Black Friday. Pours a dark murky brown with a ring of yellow brown head. Aroma of big chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, broen sugar, oak, some figs. Wow, maybe the best smelling of the style I have encountered. The stout influence is present with big chocolate notes up front. Flavor is a medley of chocolate covered figs up front with plenty of bourbon, but the booze is much more subdued than the stout. A second wave of flavor comes with a nutty vanilla caramel that coats the palate. Incredible lingering flavor. The booze is there and warming but this drinks pretty easy. Low carbonation with a very full body a bit short of viscous. Sweet but very balanced and not cloying at all. As I sip more, the fruit character begins to come out with nutty raisins and fig with a good bit of brown sugar and molasses. So glad I have a few more of these on the way! Lived up to my expectations. This would be perfect for my tastes if it had a bit more of the caramel and vanilla that hung around and less of the fruit character, but that is seriously nitpicking.

12-10-2013 00:40:59 | More by BMMillsy
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-09-2013 23:24:18 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-09-2013 22:50:52 | More by Kerrie
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-09-2013 22:28:50 | More by griffeyb
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-09-2013 22:23:13 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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GoBlue12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-09-2013 19:29:21 | More by GoBlue12
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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